Ernst Barlach. The Hornblower (Der Hornbläser). 1927

Ernst Barlach

The Hornblower (Der Hornbläser)


Charcoal on paper
(irreg. ): 25 1/2 x 14 1/2" (64.8 x 36.8 cm)
Gift of Erich Cohn
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Drawings and Prints
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Ernst Barlach has 102 works  online.
There are 15,092 drawings online.
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Museum Behnhaus, Lübeck; removed as "degenerate art" by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Berlin, 1937 [1], on consignment to Karl Buchholz, Berlin; to Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York, 1939; sold to Erich Cohn, New York [2]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1939 (Gift of Erich Cohn).
[1] Not on "Harry Fischer list."
[2] Collection files 2.1939, Department of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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